Winston County Economic Development District Partnership

Serving Noxapater and all of Winston County

311 W. Park St., Louisville MS 39339
Phone: 662-773-8719 Fax: 662-773-8909


Highways and Interstates

Winston County is served by a network of state highways connecting to other destinations within the state and to major interstate and international transportation corridors.

  • Mississippi Route 25, a major four-lane divided highway, provides access to Jackson to the southwest (93 miles) and to Starkville, Columbus, and Tupelo to the northeast.
  • Interchanges for Interstates 20 and 55 are within 65 miles of Louisville, the county seat.
  • Seven motor freight carriers serve industries in the county, with connections to important markets and transportation hubs in Memphis, Tennessee; Jackson, Mississippi; and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rail Lines

Rail cargo services are accessible via Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS), operating over lines owned by MidSouth Rail Corporation, with connections to all major domestic markets and export facilities. Rail spurs connect to industrial sites in the county, and daily switching services are provided in Louisville. The city of Louisville operates a community transload rail facility to serve the local rail needs of business without running railspurs. 

Airports – Commercial and Noncommercial

Air transportation is available via general aviation and commercial airlines at three airports in the vicinity:

GTR is accessible by four-lane state highways 25 and 82; The Jackson-Evers airport can be reached directly by MS Hwy 25.

Air Cargo

  • The Mississippi Air Cargo Logistics Center (MACLC) at Jackson-Evers airport offers intermodal capabilities (air, truck, and rail) from its strategic location in the center of the southeastern United States.
  • It is within 500 miles of over 75 major metropolitan areas and is ideally located for cargo service to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and Latin America.
  • Two major railways operate main lines and full-service intermodal yards within 10 minutes of the airport, and the Port of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River is only 35 miles away.
  • Six integrated cargo carriers provide service at the Jackson airport.
  • Over 50 trucking companies operating in the Jackson area reach destinations throughout North America.
  • FedEx world headquarters at Memphis International Airport, accessible by state highways and Interstate 55, provides Winston County industries another option for expedited cargo service.


The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway provides access to a number of public ports and terminals in the region. With a channel depth of 9 feet and an average width of 300 feet, it serves deepwater ports on the Gulf of Mexico at Biloxi, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama. The Lowndes County Port facility near Columbus, Mississippi, 55 miles northeast of Louisville, is readily accessible by truck and rail.

Driving Distance to Major Markets from Louisville, MS

CityMiles from Louisville, MS
Columbus, MS59
Jackson, MS96
Tupelo, MS99
Hattiesburg, MS160
Birmingham, AL174
Memphis, TN185
Mobile, AL222
Gulfport, MS230
Montgomery, AL249
Baton Rouge, LA272
New Orleans, LA283
Atlanta, GA318
Little Rock, AR319
Nashville, TN363
St. Louis, MO467
Dallas, TX501
Houston, TX593
Chicago, IL717